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Centennial Quiz - June 15, 2008

1. Where was the infamous traffic circle, also known as the Tahoka Traffic Circle, that befuddled and frustrated Lubbock drivers located?
a. 19th Street and Brownfield Highway
b. Near where South Loop 289 and Interstate 27 meet
c. Fourth Street and Clovis Highway
d. 50th Street and Indiana Avenue

2. What did all the following names have in common?
Circle, Corral, Red Raider, Westerner, Sunset, Trail and Golden Horseshoe

3. Who was Lubbock’s first schoolteacher?
a. Minnie Tubbs
b. Frank Wheelock
c. George Singer
d. J.J. Dillard

4. True or false?
Lubbock’s first radio station arrived in 1932, having moved from Abilene.

Answers:

1. Where was the infamous traffic circle, also known as the Tahoka Traffic Circle, that befuddled and frustrated Lubbock drivers located?

b. Near where South Loop 289 and Interstate 27 meet

2. What did all the following names have in common? Circle, Corral, Red Raider, Westerner, Sunset,Trail and Golden Horseshoe.

They were all drive-in movie theaters.

3. Who was Lubbock’s first schoolteacher?

a. Minnie Tubbs

4. Lubbock’s first radio station arrived in 1932, having moved from Abilene.

True. KFYO went on the air on April 23, 1932, broadcasting with 250 watts during the day and 100 watts at night.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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